Joe Rogan apologizes for using racial slurs
Rogan used the word more than 20 times in the clips, which he says were compiled over a 12-year period. In his apology, Rogan said it was “the most regrettable and shameful thing” he had ever had to address publicly.
“I know for most people there’s no context where a white person is ever allowed to say that, without speaking publicly on a podcast, and I agree with that,” he said. declared. “Now I haven’t said that in years,” added Rogan.
Arie has used the hashtag #DeleteSpotify for his nearly one million Instagram followers.
Rogan “shouldn’t even say the word,” Arie said. “Don’t even say it, in any context. Don’t say it. That’s where I’m standing. I’ve always stood there.”
Spotify has responded to criticism, saying it adds a content notice to any podcast episode – not just Rogan’s – that includes discussion of Covid-19, a decision Rogan said he agrees with.
Spotify has yet to respond to CNN with comment on Rogan’s past use of racial slurs. Rogan claims he used the n-word as part of a context before – such as when talking about a Richard Pryor album or the repeated use of the word in Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 film ‘Pulp Fiction’ .
“There’s nothing I can do to get this back,” Rogan said. “…I hope if anything, this can be a teachable moment, because I never thought it would ever be taken out of context and put into a video like this. -the.”
Rogan said in his apology that he was “not a racist”.
“Anytime you’re in a situation where you have to say, I’m not racist, you screwed up, and I clearly screwed up,” Rogan said.
Rogan also addressed a video of him comparing a black neighborhood to a Planet of the Apes movie. “I would certainly never want to offend anyone for entertainment with something as stupid as racism,” Rogan said.
Last week, Rogan also broached the topic of race in an episode of his podcast with guest Jordan Peterson, a Canadian psychologist and climate change skeptic. After a brief discussion of “the range of shades of people,” Rogan said it was weird to call someone black or white based on their skin color.
CNN’s Scottie Andrew contributed to this report.